During ”"The Vampire Years” (Circa 1990-93), a time when my income did not keep pace with my social stamina, I became quite crafty about getting the most out of my entertainment budget. One of the ways I did this was with a "happy hour habit". This lead to the development of a matrix that depicted where cheap drinks and free food could be had every night of the week.
Seventeen (did I just say 17) years later I still appreciate the allure of a good happy hour. Now that the tables have turned and my budget has eclipsed my social stamina, I can be more selective. That said, I still love a good deal. Recently my search for inexpensive sips and nibbles took me to Art restaurant and lounge at the Four Seasons.
There I found a swanky vibe with a low “Keen Quotient”, a fantastic place to watch the sunset and an enticing selection of discounted liquids and solids on the “5 After 5” happy hour menu. I was delighted to discover that a Poached Prawn Salad or Mini Burgers Trio chased down a tasty cocktail would only set me back $10 ($15 with tax and tip).
BONUS: Something about chillin’ in a tony hotel bar feeds in to my
inner jet-setter fantasies.
Art Lounge happy hour is from 5-7 daily.